Dipo Awojide aka Ogbeni Dipo, a Nigerian educationist and career coach based in the United Kingdom, has received a lot of backlash on social media for his comments about the value of the naira.
Dipo, while stating this, then warned people to be mindful of the language they use when talking about the naira.
”The Naira is not useless. The Naira is weak. Watch your language and pick your words.”
View his tweet:
The Naira is not useless. The Naira is weak. Watch your language and pick your words.
— Dr. Dípò Awójídé (@OgbeniDipo) March 23, 2021
His post made Naira become a top Twitter trend as many slammed him for ‘trying to strengthen the naira with words.
See comments below…
OgbeniDipo wants us to speak life into the Naira.
— Hydra 🐺 (@BrianJDennis) March 24, 2021
Person wey dey stay abroad dey tell us say Naira no useless
— Samuel Mbah (@Mbahdeyforyou) March 24, 2021
Instead of CBN to actually defend the naira for it to strengthen, Nigerians are defending the naira on Twitter. 😃
— Morris Monye💙 (@Morris_Monye) March 24, 2021
Even if naira smoke weed, the value still no go high
— Uncle Chu (@chubiei) March 24, 2021
The Naira is bad because the CBN will not let it " breathe".
Add horrible policies like border closure that destroys it's cross border use.
God's duty is to offer you Salvation not save the Naira.
— William (@_SirWilliam_) March 24, 2021
The Naira isn’t useless. It can still be used as a good example of a currency that is useless. https://t.co/XAIQJIWgIH
— Baldilocks™ (@Baldilocks__) March 24, 2021
Ogbeni Dipo: Naira is not useless.
Nigerians when they see the Dollar….. pic.twitter.com/QSvskWTaXT
— OfNigeria 💡 (@wonderofnigeria) March 24, 2021
If e sure for Ogbeni Dipo he should leave the UK and come stay in Naija in a year. Since "his Naira" is strong.
— Otaigbe Imadegbelo (@Imudia_se2) March 24, 2021
That ogbeni Dipo fella out here saying we should place nairas in a jar, water it and softly say “I speak unto thee, naira; grow, be useful and be sustained for me. You are not useless”. Dkm man.
— (t)obi. (@TheGreyHunter) March 23, 2021